Preserving Traditions Coffee Traveller

Preserving Traditions Coffee Traveller

Ernest Swanson (Haida)
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 "Haida art features large heads, particularly wide eyebrows, prominent, slightly protruding ovoid eye sockets, and finely edged eyelids. Body parts of various creatures typically intermingle and flow in what is sometimes referred to as 'visual punning'" (Shearar 2000: 138). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Beings and Symbols

Material: High quality food grade 304 stainless steel interior, matte exterior, with lid, individually boxed for easy gift giving

Dimensions: 7" (h) x 3 1/4" (diam.)

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)

ERNEST SWANSON (HAIDA) Close

Ernest Swanson began engraving in 2004 under Haida jeweller Jim McGuire. He comes from a long line of established artists: his cousin is popular Haida carver Jim Hart and  his  grandfather was prolific Haida argillite carver Rufus Moody. In 2005, Ernest started carving wood with Haida carver Christian White. This same year, he also won an Emerging Artist award from British Columbia’s Alliance for Arts and Culture. In 2009, Ernest graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under  established Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace. In 2010, he worked on a large pole with Jim Hart, here at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Recently, he has been creating miniature argillite pendants with engraved silver bezel settings and abalone inlays.